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We are all on one, at least we try to be--a grocery budget! At the beginning of the month, you might sit down and write out a plan. Then, the month goes on and our beautifully designed grocery budget is blown out of the water. Grocery shopping on a budget isn't easy. I won’t lie, this skill takes discipline, self-control, saying “no” to the kids and also to yourself. But, if you follow the tips below it will give you guidelines to staying on a budget and getting in those foods that are higher in nutrition! ...

Fire up the grill! Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes a perfect opportunity to gather outdoors with friends and family. But, don’t let this season of potlucks and picnics derail you from achieving your weight loss and pain management goals. Here are some ways to stay on track and avoid extra fat, calories and sugar this barbecue season:...

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints from adults today. Estimates say that almost 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. When this pain is chronic, though, it can begin to cause more problems, including decreased mobility and wellness. Use these simple exercises for low back pain daily to help decrease pain and increase wellness. ...

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? According to Psychology Today, more than 43 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness or condition. Mental health conditions can affect anyone, but those with chronic pain are particularly at-risk for conditions like depression and anxiety. ...

What is chronic pain? This is a question many may find themselves asking after their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. We all experience pain at some point. But for some, this pain is persistent. ...

Often, with back or joint pain the thought of increasing or doing any physical activity sounds torturous. However, recent studies show that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t. Keep reading to learn more about how to reduce pain with exercise....

Inflammation can be a big contributor to pain, causing damage in the body and preventing daily activities. Our diets can play a big role in helping our bodies fight inflammation and pain. Compounds called antioxidants, found in many common foods, can help reduce inflammation and damage-causing free radicals. ...

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a great day to get outside and explore, but did you know that being outdoors can also improve your overall wellness? We might have heard before that fresh air can do us some good, but how? There are many health benefits associated with getting outdoors. Keep reading for several health benefits of being outdoors...

In life, we cannot avoid stress entirely. Stress can come in both “bad” and “good” experiences. Bad stress may be from a busy schedule, finances, health issues or a recent death in the family. Good stress can be come as a wedding, birthday or excitement over an upcoming trip. Whether good or bad, stress can affect the body's ability to regulate metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions like digestion and blood sugar. That's why it is important to understand how to manage stress with mindfulness...

tress is a concern for many Americans and commonly affects those with chronic pain. Yoga for stress relief can help you relax and manage stress. ...